Saturday, July 29, 2017

Granddaughter Grace Turns Sixteen

Grace turns sixteen.
How time doth fly.  It seems like yesterday that I was meeting my only granddaughter for the first time, and now she's turning sixteen.  I have so many beautiful memories of the last sixteen years though.  Her birthday is not for another week, but I will be away on her birthday so I invited her to dinner the other night to celebrate.  It was fun having just the two of us to chat and laugh. She is still as loquacious as ever.

We tried a restaurant, Taste, that was new to both of us, but I had read good reviews.  The menu consisted of "small" plates reminiscent of tapas.  Grace has become vegetarian this last year, something I had forgotten, but there were choices on the menu that met her requirements.

My first course was bruschetta on garlic bread and Grace enjoyed a comprese salad.  Grace opted for a vegetarian flatbread as her second course, and I for two sliders.
Vegetarian flatbread with cheese. 
My sliders. 

For dessert, we shared two very good brownies topped with cream and blueberries.

Happy Birthday sweet Grace.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Gadding About at The Neuse River Sunflower Fields in Raleigh, NC

The Sunflower Fields at sunrise. 
The other morning my friend Ava and I went over to the Neuse River Trails to see the Sunflower Fields before sunrise.
A panorama showing just a portion of the Fields. 
One would need a drone to capture the expanse of these Fields.

My friend Ava is a professional photographer, and she captured some terrific photos at ground level.  Enjoy.
Ava's sunrise photo. (Photo by Ava Barlow.)

Pollinator.  (Photo by Ava Barlow.)

Check out this to get more information about the sunflower fields.

Why do sunflowers face east when they are mature?  Check out this video.

You should hurry over to see these, because soon they will be harvested to create thousands of gallons of biodiesel fuel to use in some of Wake County's tractors and other farm vehicles.